Rainbow Wahine in top 10
Three days after clinching its 12th Western Athletic Conference title, Hawaii moved up a spot in the CSTV/AVCA Coaches Top 25 to No. 10. It's the same ranking the Rainbow Wahine (20-4, 14-0 WAC) held in the preseason poll.
Also yesterday, junior hitter Jamie Houston was named the WAC player of the week for the second time this season and fifth time in her career.
The left-side hitter had 21 kills and hit .410 in the sweep of Nevada last Thursday and 17 kills and 15 digs in Friday's sweep of Fresno State. Houston is now No. 7 on Hawaii's career kills list with 1,432.
The Rainbow Wahine close out the regular season by hosting San Jose State on Thursday and Utah State on Sunday. Both matches are at 7 p.m.
Pepperdine, Hawaii split
Nemanja Komar had 18 kills and Nejc Zemljak dished out 52 assists as the Hawaii men's volleyball team beat Pepperdine 30-22, 29-31, 30-28, 30-25 in an exhibition match last night at the Stan Sherrif Center.
The Waves swept the Warriors 30-23, 30-21, 30-23 in the second match of the evening behind 17 kills by Paul Carroll. Matt Vanzant had 14 kills for UH in the loss.
Lee, Kop lead Bridgestone
Regan Lee and Brandan Kop teamed up to lead after the first round of the Bridgestone Sports Pro-Scratch Championship at Pearl Country Club yesterday.
Lee and Kop shot a 30-29--59 in the two-man scamble format to lead by a stroke over Dan Nishimoto and partner Shannon Sibayan and Casey Nakama and Del-Marc Fujita.
The tournament concludes today with a best ball format.
» Ryan Perez shot a 69 on Turtle Bay's Fazio Course yesterday to lead the Hawaii men's golf team to a tie for 15th place after the first round of the Turtle Bay Resort College Invitational yesterday.
Tennessee's Robin Wingardh shot a 63 to lead the event at 9-under par. The Volunteers lead College of Charleston by four strokes for the team title. The Warriors are 19 strokes off the lead.
Robert Berton shot a 70 for the Warriors, followed by Travis Toyama with a 71 and Cody Pewarchuk with a 73.
The tournament concludes today on the Palmer Course.